Music with a Message for Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, the BBC Radio show Sounds of Brass, hosted by Phillip Hunt, will feature “Music with a Message” from the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb). The program will include items from the ISB’s latest Christmas recording, Celebrate the Season! and will also feature a personal message for the listeners from the Staff Bandmaster.

Sounds of Brass has been produced and presented weekly by Phillip Hunt since 1985. It can be heard on BBC Radio Cornwall, Devon, Guernsey, and Jersey at 7:00 pm every Sunday, and on BBC Radio Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset Sound, Swindon, and Wiltshire Sundays 12:00 am to 1:00 am. Programs are available live and for 30 days following the broadcast at or via the BBC iPlayer smartphone app.

For more information on the program, visit the Sounds of Brass Blog.

The program for 25 December 2016 is as follows, all items by the International Staff Band:

  • A Christmas Overture (Kevin Larsson)
  • Carol of the Bells (Traditional, arr. Warren Brooks)
  • Silent Night (Traditional, arr. Paul Sharman)
  • Christmas Presence (Paul Sharman)
  • Distant Travellers (Sam Creamer)
  • Kings of Swing (Kevin Larsson)
  • O Holy Night (Adolphe Adam, arr. Tom Kubis, trans. Dave Collins), Philip Cobb, trumpet/flügelhorn soloist
  • Gaudete (Kevin Norbury)
  • Mary Walked Amid the Thorn (Traditional, arr. Ruben Schmidt)
  • Celebrate the Season! (Andrew Blyth)
  • Sweet Little Jesus Boy (arr. Paul Sharman), Richard Woodrow, flügelhorn soloist
  • Everlasting Light (Martin Cordner)
  • On Christmas Night (Paul Sharman)